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Good scores at a premium in July medal competitions on Reay links

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Mike Halliday teeing off at the fifth hole at Reay Golf Club.
Mike Halliday teeing off at the fifth hole at Reay Golf Club.

The ladies and gents were competing in their respective July medals this week over a fast and firm Reay links, with the blustery conditions meaning that good scores were at a premium in both events.

In the ladies' competition it was Carol Paterson, who has rediscovered her touch after some fine early season form, who took the win with an excellent score of nett 69 from a round of 80.

Solid halves of 39 and 41, which included a birdie at the 13th, gave her an impressive margin of victory of five shots.

Pam Bain, fresh from her victory at the Reay Open, took second place after a birdie at the 10th helped her to a round of 83 for nett 74.

Lora-Jane Kelly played the par threes nicely on her way to third place with a nett 76, with Amanda Snashall taking fourth place on countback after a good front nine set her up for a matching nett 76.

Carol Paterson continued her winning form to top the standings in round seven of the ladies' Summer Stableford with a score of 34 points, following a round of 82 made up of halves of 43 and 39.

Pam Bain once again had to settle for second place after halves of 45 and 43 helped her to a round of 88 for 30 points.

Su Hawes did her best work on the back nine to finish in third place on 28 points.

In the gents' July Medal, Mike Halliday showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels to triumph after a fine round of nett 67. A slow start resulted in Halliday reaching the turn in 45, but a blistering back nine of 37 saw him seal the win by a four-shot margin.

Steve Efemey was left to rue a couple of bad holes as he signed for a score of 80 for nett 71, following halves of 42 and 38.

Lee Parnell took third place after a topsy-turvy round of 79 for nett 75, which included a birdie at the third and a rare eagle at the sixth hole. Ian Ross had a couple of bad holes in an otherwise steady round to finish fourth on nett 76.

In the latest action in the North Point Distillery Senior Stableford, the in-form David Craig topped the standings with a fine haul of 38 points courtesy of a round of 84.

Jock Brock birdied the sixth hole on his way to 36 points and second place, with Kenny Farmer Snr edged into third after he also posted a score of 36 with a birdie at the 16th providing the highlight of his round.

Sandy Chisholm birdied the 15th on his way to 34 points and fourth place, with Stuart Greig taking fifth place on 33 points.

This weekend sees the finals of the club championships taking place, with round nine of the gents' Summer Cup scheduled for Sunday.

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